- The Studio Ghibli theme park in Japan, currently under construction, announced its admission ticket prices and online reservation procedures on Friday.
- The Hill of Youth, Dondoko Forest and Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse museum-like attractions will be the park’s first sections to open.
- Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse will cost 2,000 yen (about $15) for adults and 1,000 yen (about $8) for children during weekdays.
- During the weekends, Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse will be slightly more expensive at a price of 2,500 yen (about $19) for adults and 1,250 yen ( about $10) for children.
- Dondoko Forest and Hill of Youth will cost 1,000 yen (about $8) for adults and 500 yen (about $4) for children.
- Tickets must be purchased in advance through Ghibli's online reservation system, and the ticket will only be valid for the selected reservation date.
- Although the entire theme park will not be ready, the first three areas are set to open on Nov. 1.
The Studio Ghibli theme park, which is currently under construction in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, announced on Friday ticket prices for its first three sections as well as its online reservation policy.
Although the theme park is set to open on Nov. 1, only three sections will be open to the public. This includes the museum-like Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse; Dondoko Forest, the location of Mei and Satsuki’s house in “My Neighbor Totoro;” and Hill of Youth, which will feature locations seen in “Whisper of the Heart” and “The Cat Returns.”
For Ghibli’s Grand Warehouse, weekday admission prices will cost 2,000 yen (about $15) for adults and 1,000 yen (about $8) for children who are 4 years old and younger. On the weekends and holidays, prices will be slightly higher at 2,500 yen (about $19) for adults and 1,250 yen (about $10) for children.
Both Dondoko Forest and Hill of Youth will cost 1,000 yen (about $8) for adults and 500 yen (about $4) for children.
Children under the age of 3 will receive free admission.
Ghibli Park has not announced discount combo tickets, however, seeing all three sites will cost 4,000 yen (about $31) on weekdays and 4,500 yen (about $35) on weekends and holidays. For children between the ages of 4 and 12, visiting all three sites will cost 2,000 yen (about $15) on weekdays and 2,250 yen (about $17) on weekends and holidays.
Similar to the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, the Ghibli Park will require visitors to purchase tickets through an online reservation system as a way of reducing crowd sizes at the theme park. The tickets will only be valid on the selected reservation date, and visitors will be required to enter at a specific time. Once inside, visitors will be allowed to stay until closing time, which will be at 5 p.m.
Ghibli Park announced that tickets will be available for purchase sometime in August through the online ticketing service Boo-Woo Ticket.
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